Atractocarpus chartaceus (RUBIACEAE); Narrow-leaved gardenia

Narrow leaved gardenia
Randia chartacea - foliage & fruit - BRAIN 2003
(Prev. known as Randia chartacea)

Shrub or small tree to 6m found in subtropical and dry rainforest from Richmond River, NSW to Nth Qld.

Flowers creamy-white and strongly perfumed, Aug - Nov.

Fruit an orange-red berry, ripe Apr. - Aug.

Highly ornamental shrub for shady areas. Attractive flowers and fruit.

Edible.

Seed germinates within a few months with good results.

Fragrant flowers attract a wide variety of birds, native bees, wasps, jewel beetles and moths.